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Urban Roots Announces Plant Swap, Free Gardening Workshop Series and More….

In Urban Ag on May 18, 2009 at 8:25 pm


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Urban Roots, a Westside community owned cooperative garden center,  just announced a full roster of free gardening workshops including a Plant Swap this Saturday.  Urban Roots is located on Buffalo’s Westside at 428 Rhode Island St.  See below for full schedule of events & workshops – all open to the public.

Plant Swap May 23
Fifth Annual Spring Plant Swap
Saturday, May 23, 2009 9am-12 noon
In the lot across Utica Street from Urban Roots
The Plant Swaps are part of our roots, the first took place in 2004, when Urban Roots was just a glimmer in the eye of some ambitious neighbors.

Recovery Garden Day Saturday May 30
Saturday, May 30th 8am-11am
Buffalo Museum of Science
Four Free Workshops
Sponsored by Urban Roots and Grassroots Gardens.

Would you like to grow some of the food that you consume – for health, environment, and money saving reasons?
Are you interested in community gardens and urban gardening?
We will be offering workshops on topics related to growing vegetables in community and urban gardens ranging from vegetable gardening in containers to food preservation. Information booths will provide info on local gardening organizations/groups. Please return your registration forms by Thursday, May 28th.

Workshops to be offered:

Richard Price – Vegetable Gardening in Containers

Julie Baldo – Create your own container garden with Hypertufa

Patrick Cain – A Community Garden Conversation

Kathy Manley – Food Preservation Techniques

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How Do You Define “Local Food”?

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2009 at 7:00 am



We wanted to share this article with you and get your thoughts.  Please tell us what you think and how you define “local food”.

When ‘Local’ Makes It Big – NY Times